Friday, December 30, 2011

Easy Pot Pies

Just this past year we started making our own Pot Pies ... they are quite easy and so delicious!  We have made both turkey and beef using leftovers from the main dinner.  The only difference between making the two is with the beef, we started with a roast and cubed up the leftover.  Then we simmered it for an hour to soften it up before adding to the pie combination.  We used 2 1/2 cups of water and 1-2 bouillon cubes.  The pot pie shown is the beef version so I will continue with instructions for this one.

We cubed up carrots, potatoes and onion and added to the simmering pot and continued simmering until the veggies were soft.  Added canned corn and peas to this mix.  In a separate pan we made a roux for thickening.  Combine 2 tablespoons of butter with 2-3 tablespoons of flour and cook over low heat for about 20 minutes ... blending.  Combine everything into one pan and stir until thick and well blended.

Use a deep pie type container and pour all your pot pie ingredients into this.  Top the mixture with a pie crust and add fork holes for venting.  Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.  You may have to cover the edges of the pie crust with foil if it starts to burn before it is finished baking.
 Healthy and Delicious!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh goodness, you've got my mouth watering! These look so delicious, with the juices bubbling out!! LOVE, and will save the recipe---MUST try!! Thanks for sharing, and Happiest of New Years to you and yours!